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Outreach gets 22 more homeless people into shelters

Twenty-two homeless people — from River Street in Chinatown to McCully’s Pawaa In-Ha Park — moved into shelters Wednesday night, along with an additional individual who agreed to go into detox. Read More

Get creative on ‘ohana zones’

There’s a reason why the maxim “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good” is so often cited in reference to some government action or other. Read More

Honolulu mayor shifts course on homeless legislation

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell presented two bills Thursday to remove the homeless from sidewalks across the island, a shift from his previous position that islandwide bans would be unconstitutional. Read More

Rides to shelters help clear homeless off Honolulu sidewalks

Outreach operations get the homeless from Waikiki to Chinatown the support they need. Read More

Special court helps direct homeless to services rather than jail or fines

Honolulu’s 18-month-old Community Outreach Court — aimed at low-level, nonviolent offenses committed by homeless people — doesn’t have the feel of a typical criminal proceeding. Read More

Lease for successful homeless housing center is extended

The city’s first homeless “navigation center” has taken in 616 people from the streets in three years of operation on Sand Island, and the state Board of Land and Natural Resources has extended a sweetheart lease of $1 a year for another four years, Gov. David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Monday. Read More

Organizers seek to extend homeless job training program

Stephanie Burge had not had a job, let alone a job interview, in six years and had been living in one of America’s biggest homeless encampments near Kakaako Waterfront Park. Read More

Japanese tourists assaulted in Kakaako

The Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu warned Japanese tourists about visiting Kakaako’s popular murals after a Japanese couple was attacked midday Monday in a bathroom at Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park. Read More

More homeless from Mother Waldron now in shelters

The city, state and social service outreach workers from Kalihi-Palama Health Care have encouraged an additional 11 homeless people living in and around Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park in Kakaako to move into shelters. Read More

More homeless from Mother Waldron Park move into shelters

The city, state and social service outreach workers from Kalihi-Palama Health Care have encouraged another 11 homeless people who had been living in and around Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park in Kakaako to move into shelters. Read More

Kakaako homeless shuffle expected after repeat park closure

Kakaako’s homeless are ready to disperse — again — when the city shuts down Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park on Tuesday for six weeks of “maintenance.” Read More

Campers migrate daily from Kakaako sidewalks to Mother Waldron Park

Marjorie Pua, an ABC Stores corporate office employee, parked her car off Cooke Street and sidestepped feces — maybe the result of animals, possibly human — as she entered the building Tuesday to start her workday. Read More

Number of homeless drops on Oahu

A one-day census of Oahu’s homeless population decreased for the first time in nine years and resulted in the statewide Point in Time Count decreasing for the second year in a row. Read More

Homeless population count shows statewide decreases

The statewide Point-in-Time Count, a census of Hawaii’s homeless population, decreased across all islands, indicating that the state is making progress in reducing the country’s highest per capita rate of homelessness. Read More

Homeless families, individuals find housing in wake of Kakaako sweeps

While dozens of homeless people swept out of Kakaako parks set up new campsites in mauka parts of Kakaako, social service outreach workers also moved two homeless Kakaako families into public housing. Read More

City clears out 5 tons of trash during sweep of Kakaako parks

The estimated 80 homeless people living in Kakaako Waterfront Park and its sister parks had dwindled to about 50 to 60 Monday afternoon following days of warnings about the impending sweep. Read More

Homeless in Hawaii: City clearing Kakaako parks

Thirty to 50 people who have been living along the streets and parks in Kakaako Makai were anticipating being rousted from their campsites by city crews late Monday night, and while they’re not happy about it, frequent parkgoers applauded the change in policy that will allow the sweep. Read More

For the first time, city workers will enter state parks in Kakaako to clear homeless

The years-long battle with the homeless in Kakaako — who have matched wits with authorities hamstrung by jurisdictional limitations — enters a new phase Monday intended to keep them from shuffling between city sidewalks and state parks in a frustrating cycle that has done little to fix the problem. Read More

More than $30M OK’d for ‘ohana zones’

The House and Senate are committing more than $30 million to establish “ohana zones” where the homeless can live, but are leaving it to Gov. David Ige’s administration to figure out the details. Read More

Homeless sweep of Diamond Head continues into second day

The second day of a sweep of homeless encampments along the slopes of Diamond Head was scheduled to commence today after state and city law enforcement officers teamed up Thursday to clear at least 26 encampments. Read More

Ige announces program to divert homeless from jail

Under a new program announced Wednesday by Gov. David Ige, homeless people who commit minor crimes could receive social services instead of going to jail. Read More



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